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Latitude: 52.6463 / 52°38'46"N
Longitude: -2.5772 / 2°34'37"W
OS Eastings: 361042
OS Northings: 305554
OS Grid: SJ610055
Mapcode National: GBR BR.6B7J
Mapcode Global: WH9D7.CRZ4
Entry Name: Kynnersley Arms Public House Incorporating Remains of Mill and Furnace
Listing Date: 24 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1055233
English Heritage Legacy ID: 258892
Location: Leighton and Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, SY5
Civil Parish: Leighton and Eaton Constantine
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Leighton-under-Wrekin St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
LEIGHTON AND EATON CONSTANTINE C.P.
SJ 60 NW
Kynnersley Arms Public
House incorporating remains
of mill and furnace
Public house, incorporating remains of mill and furnace. Public house
late C19. Purplish brown brick, slate hipped roofs with tall stacks
in roof slope and to sides. 2 storeys; 3-window front with prominent
canted bay window to centre on ground floor, entrance to left; 2-bay
range set back to left. The main interest of the building lies in
the early C19 mill to rear (red brick with plain tile roof) and in
the cast-iron undershot wheel of a former iron furnace below the wide
round arch to the left. This is now connected to the gearing of the
mill (see interior) but formerly activated the bellows of an iron
furnace, which is said to have closed in 1760s. Interior: the massive
crown and pinion oak gearing of the corn mill, which turned the twin
millstones (through which the grain was fed from an upper floor) is
visible through a glass inspection chamber in a back room of the public
house. A charcoal-fuelled blast furnace was built at Leighton in 1662
and is mentioned again in 1685 and 1698. There are also references
to gunshot having been held here for the Royalist forces during the
Civil War, after which a furnace at Leighton was 'slighted' by
General Waller. Trans. Salop Arch. Soc. 56 (i) (1957/8), p.71;
V.C.H. Vol.I (1908), p.460; Shropshire Magazine, Vol.25 No.7
(October 1972), Pp. 28-9.
Listing NGR: SJ6104205554
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